Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Books I've Read During The Lifespan of My Blog

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is Top Ten Books You've Read During the Lifespan of Your Blog.

Pretty excited about this post. Not only do I get to mention the books I've enjoyed the most this year, but the entire lifespan of my blogging career. Um...I've made some pretty big changes in the formatting of my reviews from when I first started blogging, so some of my earlier reviews are not only not the best ones I've ever written, but they're also not very pretty. But I hope you check them out anyway. Starting from the most recently read. (These all received 5 Star ratings from me.)

1. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin (A Song of Fire and Ice, # 3); Goodreads This is the kind of book I have needed. Full of twists and turns. Love the intricate plot that spans the series.

2. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry; Goodreads One of my favorite books this year. These are the types of books that makes the young adult genre what it is.

3. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare; Goodreads This one I needed, and it hit exactly when I needed it. This books made me cry "yes," and "no," all at the same time.

4. Push by Chalene Johnson; Goodreads The book that helps motivate me. The tips in this book really help keep me on my fitness journey. It's the PUSH I needed.

5. Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend; Goodreads Boundaries has changed the way I see the world and our interaction with each other.

6. Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes; Goodreads Not a Nicholas Sparks book, but one that will emotionally rock your soul.

7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; Goodreads Does anything needed to be added to this one?

8. The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian; Goodreads Single handedly changed my prayer life. Much needed.

9. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater; Goodreads Love Maggie Stiefvater's writing. Love Sam and Grace. The addition of Cole & Isabel...brilliant.

10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling; Goodreads Again, does anything need to be said? One of the best series EVER! Hands down. And the ending of it rocked!


  1. I loved A Storm of Swords and The Hunger Games series. I'll have to check out some more from your list - quite a few are already on my reading list.

  2. I'm holding off on the Martin books until the seventh one has a firm release date. I forget too many details and have to re-read. I can't justify making time to re-read that many pages twice in the future. PUSHING THE LIMITS almost made my list! I like the cover for BOUNDARIES. THE HUNGER GAMES and HP are obviously great choices as well :)

  3. Pushing the Limits made me accept YA Contemporary as a relevant genre. Bound brilliance!

    Karis @YA Litwit

    My Top Ten

  4. I loved Pushing the Limits! It's so amazing! Great list!

    My TTT

  5. Pushing the Limits sounds great - definitely one for my wish list. Boundaries sounds like a book I (and maybe 10 of my closest friends) could use. The subtitle kind of says it all, doesn't it?

    Excellent list!

  6. I really need to finish reading Game of Thrones. All the unexpected death did me in - I'm kinda a fan of happy endings which I suspect GRRM isn't. But considering how brilliant the TV series is, I need to give these another go.

  7. I read the first 4 books in the Game of Thrones series and loved them! They just take sooo long to come out. I definitely have to read Pushing the Limits. Great list and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. Great list. I love Maggie Stiefvater, but I think Shiver is my favorite one out of the three books. :)